Several years ago, I wrote an article about a group of tiny frogs struggling to reach the top of a tower. As a crowd watched, most failed because they were tiny frogs, and the tower was very tall.In the end, one frog reached the top, and it turned out the frog was deaf, so he was unable to hear the crowd’s negative comments below. He never experienced any doubts for himself and just got on with the job of climbing the tower. This is lesson one in business: do not compare yourself to other frogs, do not listen to those who doubt your vision, and essentially become ‘deaf’ to everything that takes you off the path.
There is another lesson to be learned from towers, and that is teamwork. It is possible for one person to climb a tower, there are always specific handholds and gaps that can help them gain height, but often a strength can fail, and handholds become hard to reach.
But by working together, we can build a human mountain that reaches higher and higher until the top of the tower is within reach, and once one or two are at the top, then they can start helping to pull their teammates up until all are at the top of the tower.
Sometimes cooperation and teamwork can help us reach far higher than we could be working alone.